Introduction

For this guide you will be opening the device, but it is fairly simple. Before you begin disassembling the device, be sure the power is off.

Wedge a plastic opening tool in between the outer frame and the rear panel assembly. Pry the outer frame off the perimeter of the rear panel assembly.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool in between the outer frame and the rear panel assembly.

  • Pry the outer frame off the perimeter of the rear panel assembly.

  • The cover will easily pop off.

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Remove the four #00 Phillips screws securing the front case assembly to the rear case assembly. Carefully lift, but do not completely separate, the front case assembly from the rear case assembly.
  • Remove the four #00 Phillips screws securing the front case assembly to the rear case assembly.

  • Carefully lift, but do not completely separate, the front case assembly from the rear case assembly.

  • Be extremely cautious when separating both halves, as the rear case assembly is still attached to the front case assembly via a few connectors.

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Gently pull the battery cable connector from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Gently pull the battery cable connector from its socket on the motherboard.

  • The second connector can remain attached to the motherboard, but be careful not to break the connector while handling both halves of the device.

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Remove the two Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the front case assembly.
  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the front case assembly.

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Slightly lift the motherboard upwards to reveal the LCD assembly.
  • Slightly lift the motherboard upwards to reveal the LCD assembly.

  • Do not remove the motherboard yet, as it is stil attached to the LCD.

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Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the LCD ribbon cable ZIF socket (highlighted in red, located on the left side.)
  • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the LCD ribbon cable ZIF socket (highlighted in red, located on the left side.)

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pull the LCD ribbon cable out of its socket.

  • Disconnect the right connector using the edge of a plastic opening tool.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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